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impress me with. the system. when you go for. the future. you know you don't. need to. move your good fortune just a creature. assisting a perfectly good person or strong. customer. the predatory practices pursued by china and russia owes a significant threat to u.s. national security interests washington unveils a new strategy in africa in an effort to counter russia and china's driving
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influence that it's all part of its america plan also to come this hour the russian national grid the snow he's been accused of spying in the u.s. planes guilty of failing to register as a foreign agent and. i. think . hardline jewish protesters clashed with police in the west bank demanding a key made to a close to palestinians that israel launches a crackdown enough to see why i.d.f. soldiers were killed at a bus stop near the city of ramallah. good afternoon welcome it's four pm here in moscow you're watching r.t. international america's national security advisor has criticized the activities of
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russia and china in africa john bolton was unveiling a new u.s. policy for the continent. across the continent russia advances its political and economic relationships with little regard to the rule of law are accountable and transparent governance it continues to sell arms and energy in exchange for votes at the united nations china uses broad opaque agreements and the strategic use of debt to hold states in africa captive to beijing's wishes and demands so some see this is trump the trumpet ministration bring its america first agenda to the continent but is not a gas to have explains that hasn't always worked out so well in the past. this regarding that it reads more like a declaration of war than a strategy this plan is for the good of africa promises john bolton this coming from a guy whose boss trump infamously referred to several african nations as something
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that i can't mention on their the predatory practices pursued by china and russia start economic growth in africa threaten the financial independence of african nations and pose a significant threat to u.s. national security interests its interest in logic so when china or russia or someone else you don't like lends an african nation money that's dead colonialism almost financial slavery when america does it it's investment for africa's own good wealth mentioning is that russia's trade with the continent pales into insignificance when compared to the u.s. or china look at this rely on this highway hydro power station all built with chinese investment aging is raising entire cities with more to come china is willing to provide now the sixty billion dollars in support of africa to
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government assistance investment and financing the financial institutions and enterprises the phrase actions speak louder than words is entirely a political here the chinese leader xi jinping has visited africa nine times during his tenure trump once sent his wife but what the united states might lack in tact it's more than makes up with guns american troops are stationed in fifty out of fifty four african nations it has thirty four military sites thousands and thousands of soldiers across the entire continent and a long history of military interventions china has. one base in djibouti russia has none american troops are there for africans own good washington would say speaking of which remember the whole chinese and russian money that american money
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good thing well it turns out not so much our new foreign assistance strategy will ensure that all us foreign aid in every corner of the globe vance's u.s. interest countries that repeatedly vote against the united states in international forums or take actions counter to u.s. interest should not receive generous american foreign aid john bolton they does and gentleman man who unveiled america's new africa platen so much for financial independence africans good luck. well you have to understand why china went into africa in the first place and it was because the u.s. was containing china for years china basically said since i'm showed out from the west the only way they can continue to grow was to go to areas that were more or less neglected by the u.s. africa there certainly was one of them so china went in to good investments and do
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trade there and so now that they've actually turned it africa into the fastest growing continent the u.s. basically feels like they need to do catch up this is actually good for african nations you know if there is more choice but you know it really depends on how the u.s. goes about dealing with them. after months of solitary confinement in the u.s. prison russian national marine boots and has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent russia's foreign minister has commented to you about her decision and guess to motivation. to do was aimed at getting a shorter sentence and the hope that the judges would show mercy so just to remind you then the charges initially brought against reboot and included allegations of her being nothing short of the spy following bruton's guilty plea the prosecutor's office then said it will seek
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a five year jail term as the case dragged on reboot and is essentially being kept in solitary confinement for a few months her father told us he believes this could have played a role in her decision. the conditions she is being kept are having an impact if she have the chance to prove her innocence or justify her activity she would do just that this is very hard for her for most three months now she's been discriminated against and has been held in isolation what she needs most bizarre support we are waiting for the situation to be resolved soon and in a way that is satisfactory to both my daughter and our whole family since november the twenty year she's been kept in administrative segregation which involves twenty two hours in the cell and as early as two hours outside during which time she can make calls so we know what those conditions are really like. for some in russia dissing business cases being politically motivated with all his. when maria boot no
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was arrested the media went wild cue the james bond music and get out your decoder rings it turned out we have a real james bond seductress in real life and they had sexy photos with firearms a web of sex and lies an illegal kremlin agent she offered sex for access to an unnamed political group was likely in contact with russia's at that speed something right out of a spy novel they scraped the barrel for everything even her phone cover which reportedly had putin's face on it received its fair share of air time and now after six months she's been in federal custody much of which in solitary confinement she has come forward and pled guilty to failing to register as a lobbyist for a foreign government yeah no spy stuff no sexual seduction not much at all they've got her for supposedly talking to some politically influential people this is what russia has been saying all along for those little when i heard about what's
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happening around her i also told the chiefs of our intelligence and no one had heard of her only in the federal council had people who had her because she was working as someone's assistant now prior to today's hearing the russian foreign ministry said that they would support her no matter what decision she made it seems like the buttin a saga is now drawing to a close she might be deported back to russia she might go to prison the next hearing is on february twelfth they're not just begun politically motivated this is an utter and total miscarriage of justice i work on chase street in washington d.c. k. street is the center of lobbying for the washington area half of k. street is unregistered half of k. street is working for foreign countries without registering with the justice department so why target maria wouldn't because she's russian and they might be able to get some political leverage out of her the only reason this is not about justice not at all but another high profile case is now starting to unravel the
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chief financial officer of wow a tech. knology the world's leading telecommunications manufacturer has been grabbed in canada over charges related to sanctions against iran trump openly admits that u.s. interests and negotiations are a factor if we think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal of the money i would certainly intervene if i thought it was necessary it is going to be dangerous to see is whether we have a federal investigatory body and a justice department that is launching investigations or asking things under the guise of being a yes where the government of the united states without the approval or support of the president or other members of congress. in order to achieve political purposes or do achieve other purposes that's something we need to be careful of what we cannot do is to let people who act outside u.s. laws or or a subversive those in the name of protecting policies to run those we need to hold them accountable and fortunately we do have
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a system in the united states where people can be held accountable if the right voices speak up you can bet that those who follow world events and geopolitics are rapidly rereading trumps of magnum opus the art of the deal they're scanning pages to see if they can find the part where it says when all else fails grab a prominent woman caleb oppen archie new york. hardline jewish protesters in the west bank of clashed with police that demanding the closure of a major motorway to palestinian traffic it comes after the killing of two i.d.f. soldiers in the settlements near the palestinian city of ramallah. hi. well the israeli military has launched a manhunt in the west bank for the killer of those two soldiers checkpoints and roadblocks have be set up throughout ramallah israeli forces say they are
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conducting searches in the area and will be operating there for the forseeable future my colleague lydia to discuss the recent escalation of stein he's the head of the euro asian jewish congress starting with the situation in palestine area want israel to further avoid escalation of violence in ramallah tries to do is best to avoid this kind of solution but israel's duty is for us the wall to protect all citizens it is totally unacceptable that israeli civilian woman pregnant woman can be attacked at the bus station do you think however you describe a terrible situation but do you think surrounding ramallah was a reasonable action on the part of the israeli forces considering the palestinians day of rage was planned for friday arab terrorists which is pointed towards israel didn't start three days ago or three years ago it was started one hundred forty
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years ago and unfortunately the main motives the main reason for this kind of hatred that we suffer from is a unwillingness of the arab population to accept juice in any borders so we first of all should try to learn to live together and we should accept each ariel there are different perspectives to this obviously there's the israeli side a side and the palestinian side and i ask you again this action. the israelis would have known that it would cause an escalation and my first question was what can israel do to avoid escalation israel first world supplies all the humanitarian needs of the palestinian population unfortunately we suffer from terror so the only reply of israeli population to terror it's stop any perpetrator who wants to kill
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civilians and this kind of reply or blockade of some region that unfortunately terrorists are hiding in its force proper reply in spurs is to provide proper protection for israeli and arab civilian population. now in what is seen as a major hughton by the new italian government is submitted a revised budget proposal to be reaping commission in an effort to avoid sanctions rome had previously valued it would stick to its high spending plans which had been rejected by europe peter oliver reports. rome has made the decision to back down over the budget that they were trying to force through they've been trying to force it through the e.u. for quite a while now the plan initially was to run a two point four percent deficit they've now revised that they will be running a two point zero four percent deficit for twenty nineteen it does mean that some of
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the marquee policies that just because they wanted to push through in the new year a going to be hits to the tune of a few billion euros seeing things like the universal basic income for the unemployed also plans to lower the retirement age are also coming in on the chopping block certainly not the plans themselves but the financing for those plans for twenty nineteen arguments for this being going on for a while though it's at least decided to step down to back down i beg your pardon to avoid sanctions from brussels but there was some real heated arguments in the lead up to this decision for the first time as a commission is obliged to request a country that it was that often budgetary plan this is the first time in budget the e.u. doesn't like no surprise this is the first italian budget written in rome and not in brussels. the italian economy is healthy and this is an economic move that will
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give italy distributing needs we won't change one comma in this document there is a plan b. you know to go through that that we are not going boards that are both on. working the future. more than words as well when the e.u. issued a document rejecting the initial italian budget want to tally and then pay for employed a little pun to mine to express his dissatisfaction. so
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it's really found themselves firmly in the financial naughty corner over their budget that they've now backed down on but just this week france's announced plans to appease the yellow vest protesters with a slew of social spending a manual on well his government planning to run a budget deficit that could run from three percent to three point five percent the reaction from pierre moscovici the e.u. commission commissioner for economic affairs was quite different have a listen to what he had to say. the eventual overrun of the three percent must not extend over two consecutive years nor exceed three point five percent over the one year there is no indulgence these are rules and nothing but our rules for the italian side are unhappy they say this is a double standard from moscow richie and the e.u. commission site they say that two slightly different scenarios for the french case this is
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a one off budget deficit that they're going to allow them to push them through and it must not exceed three point five percent in the italian case they were saying well this is going to be a series of budget deficits that will continue for the future as they put forward their plans and that was something the e.u. commission couldn't well couldn't accept it hasn't however stopped those in rome from looking over the border over up into northern europe towards france and thinking we wouldn't have got away with that why do you hate all of their national to come to this out does sound a bit strange but a bill on farming has scuppered efforts to stop u.s. support for the saudi military action in yemen will explain why and how just after the break. you know world big partisan law and conspiracy it's time to wake up
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to dig deeper to get the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. with manufactured. public wealth. when the ruling class to protect themselves. we can all middle of the room.
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welcome back now both the u.s. senate and the house of representatives have debated america's support for the saudi military incursion in yemen senators passed a resolution to demanding that washington hold on sales to riyadh by fifty six votes to forty one however congress then passed an act that delays any vote on the matter until at least next year called the agricultural improvement act though it doesn't sound like it has much to do with the yemeni conflict but it did include a last minute amendment blocking any vote on limiting american involvement until twenty nineteen republican house speaker paul ryan one of the amendments strongest supporters was slammed by the democrat who had hoped for an earlier vote on the issue. this is why people hate congress speaker ram
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is not allowing a vote on my resolution to stop the war in yemen because many republicans will vote with us and he will lose the vote he is disgracing article one of the constitution and as a result more yemeni children will die or some democrats or the fan themselves criticized for supporting the amendment to the agriculture improvement act among them collin patterson he was questioned by washington post reporter. can you explain your vote on the yemen resolution yeah it didn't belong in there why not couldn't you just have come back and done another vote no we work for two years on this farm bill and i'll be damned if i'll let anybody screw it up do you have any thoughts about the war in yemen. i don't know a damn thing about it and it should be in there and it it didn't do anything anyway
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what do you mean by that all it did was say they couldn't have a vote or something didn't authorize anything it didn't you know our party gets off on tangents it's ridiculous while the antiwar campaigner joan baez says that amendments that didn't like this also known as riders are frequently used to force through unpopular measures. this is not uncommon in u.s. politics when they want to pass something that is not going to be palatable to the people of the united states they put it as a rider in another bill which some people would support and then the people that voted for it said well i'm really against that rider but i really had to vote for it because i was for the main bill and that's what they were hoping to do right now and one of the democrats that did vote for this one of the five democrats was actually a sponsor of the farm bill so this is a way in which they can kind of fool the people of the united states and
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support. actions that are not very popular and give an excuse for it but also on wednesday the senate unanimously approved a resolution blaming the saudi crown prince for the murder of the churlish jamal khashoggi in the stumble two months ago the resolution is seen as a challenge to donald trump's policies towards riyadh and his refusal to scale back military ties with the kingdom they recent months conflicting signals all coming from the administration we need to have a serious hard talk with the saudis to let them know we won't condone this we won't give you a pass just so you understand about make america great again it's about america first we're going to say we're saudi arabia we have identified at least some of the individuals responsible including those in the intelligence services the royal court the foreign ministry and other side the ministries who we suspect to have
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been involved in mr to show these death whoever thought of that idea. i think is in big trouble and they should be in big trouble so just to remind you then jamal khashoggi was a u.s. resident who wrote for the washington post it is a paid on the second of october after entering the saudi consulate and he stamboul turkey blame saudi arabia but riyadh strongly denies the crime prince had anything to do with the killing. russians for teaching bombers have taken to the skies over the caribbean as part of drills with the venezuelan air force the t one sixty's known as the white swans due to their color and huge wingspan clocked up more than one thousand kilometers in flight roof and there's more. to russian strategic bombers are in bed as well after a transatlantic flight and are now getting ready for the next stage of their two nation mission in latin america they take off one after another long before sunrise
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to avoid the heat it's winter now here in venezuela but it's rarely cooler than thirty degrees celsius the russian white swarms have all weather capability but the burning surface of the runway can have undesirable effects. the jets head towards cuba two thousand four hundred kilometers north and then back again. the flight path is strictly above neutral waters in full accordance with international laws after almost nine hours of flying both t.-u. one sixty's and back.
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when you say whether they would like today's flights where pre-planned and we prepared for them back at home we need to train because at home we know everything and hear the local conditions a new for us traffic is very intense for example there is much civil aviation we also complete other tasks for example communication with command posts and control towers it's a great experience for both pilots and commanders there as well as defense minister appeared on the airfield to personally great to pilots and stress the importance of the russian military planes deployment in his country the super committee of our armed forces have improved the combat readiness we are constantly working to raise our game and ensure that we have a modern military capable of defending the country t. he one sixty bombers that is eyeing to strike strategic targets with nuclear or conventional weapons they can carry up to twelve missiles and the question we all wanted to ask was did you ever think that bush did that not only to blow up boys
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little boy but. r.t. that as well or. and that brings you up to date for the sad and to get there you can keep cross the news. media and you can. you know i work with potential school shooters for a period of twelve years and none of the students who we work with in our facility the syllabi ever went on to commit a school shooting so that gives me hope that if you catch the students early enough or provide the kind of support and mental health treatment that they need but they can come out of the crisis. there's a saying. i think they're on the cheap. and then going through all the countries
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let's ideas they're right it's going to do is come to that he said to me give them everything that's been discussed. in this country. this is what we don't understand how we are in such a country it's. going to sit in the month of the same time. noticing. the soon to run up or a similar. one. if the minutes of on board not they got to leave again with the phone or the computer with the plane. to come back to the place story you have to see. that. the best. move.
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to the. dresser may survives a no confidence vote but now is a lame. heartbreaks it blooms angle of merkel has announced her impending political retirement and emmanuelle the grounds moral legitimacy as president of france is in the balance the three pillars of the e.u. are on shaky ground is the euro project suffering isis competent. readings and salutations you know arc watchers the f.b.i. quietly investigating environmentalists and climate change activists as really it's really nothing new in fact they even have they even have a special name for it special interest terrorism yes the f.b.i.
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site states quote special interests terrorism dippers from traditional right wing and left wing terrorism in that extremist special interest group seek to resolve specific issues rather than a fact widespread political change these specific issues are preventing our precious water and land resources from being poisoned by the oil and gas industries those specific issues and now a freedom of vibration act request by the guardian has revealed that the f.b.i. field office in omaha has opened up files on three iowa residents after they attended and participated in a peaceful legal protest at a british petroleum refinery in lincoln nebraska the protractor the protesters jonas mcgraw and tom cruise the pole yak and frick who are all in their mid to late sixty's by the way were not arrested at the event and while the report makes a claim about protesters blocking traffic according to organizers the permanent
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protest had law enforcement present and they blocked.


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